Category Archives: Internet and Social Network

Facebook: the social network changing our brains

For years now, Facebook has affected our emotions, relationships and social interactions. Raising the alarm to its incredible influence, and in particular, its possible effects on the human brain, is Sean Parker - one of its original founders. During a conference organized by Axios at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia (USA) Parker, former founder…
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Love at the time of Internet: from emotions to emojis

Love at the time of Internet is more like a smartphone app: full of emojis and sometimes relegated within the screen of an iPhone. Managing a relationship is always a personal matter and no one can establish the rules of the perfect love. Surely, compared to the past, the chances of meeting the soul mate…
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The elderly and the Internet: Being online can keep you healthy

Loneliness can be considered a disease: a malaise of the spirit (when it doesn’t also affect the mind and body). Loneliness is, in fact, one of the major causes of depression. Those affected by loneliness the most are the elderly: suffering from poor health and low energy levels, are often relegated to the margins of a fast…
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Pornography: the Problem is Relational Anorexia

If the reader of this article were to be asked what is the percentage of adolescents (between 12 and 18 years old) who regularly watch pornographic content, what percentage would occur to him? Since 2007 I have been conducting empirical studies about the lifestyles of adolescents and young people: I have interviewed more than 25,000…
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The Intruder: multitasking in the Era of Distraction

In every moment of the day, there is someone who is not there with us, but who speaks with us and solicits us constantly. It appears without warning, interrupts whoever is talking, and constantly changes the conversation. It is the intruder, the one who has made it practically impossible to finish a job, watch a…
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